Saturday, May 21, 2011
So yesterday there was a sale on at a local store. Buy a bluray player, get blurays for half price. Theres quite a few titles I actually want and I started to do the math and realised that over time these certain ones WOULD be purchased because I want them pretty badly, but if I got these at half price with this deal, the player would pay itself off with the amount of money I'd save by doing this. I also wanted a player for outside and didnt feel like dragging the ps3 in and out all the time. So I did some product searching to see which would be the best deal for me. Should I go with the cheapest player which is good, or aim higher for specific features? After multiple reviews I went higher and bought the Samsung BD-D5500. So far its pretty epic. Plays movies as it should and the thing can actually play files downloaded from the net. Lets say tv shows or HD video clips. All from my usb drive, hasnt had an issue with any of them so far which is awesome. The only fault this player has is streaming, like say netflix. But since we dont have that here its a non factor for me as I dont plan on streaming anything.
So with the player I grabbed a shitload of movies and boxsets I really wanted, like the Twilight Zone series bluray sets from the old black and white 60s series. Some awesome stories and very cool extras. For me they're $60. So I got them for $30. Same for the original star trek series seasons. $120 normal, $60 with the deal. With the amount of titles I was wanting, I got a discount of around $350. The player was $250. So I call that a good amount of planning. Sadly there were some boxsets I really wanted that they didnt have. Either way I'm good. I'm just trying to not think about the money I spent. Like really really trying hard not to think about it.
I saw Jed today, he requested a couple clips from me to put into the portal 2 clip. I expect we'll be able to finally update it tomorrow. Unless the world ends and all that LOLOOLOLOL. Once the clip is out of the way he'll hopefully finish the long long long overdue comic panel 4.
As a bit of fun nostalgia, heres one of the shops I did for fun ages back that appeared in one of the L4D videos. One of Jeds finest moments.
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